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religion. you're because tardizing our faith and you're making us all look bad. i think if you remember back to the crisis in the catholic church, no one accepted that this was just a few guys, a few bad priests abusing kids. we held the catholic church itself responsible. the pope -- we require thad the pope do something about this from the top down. i think we need to treat islam the same way. no one is suggesting that islam equals terrorism, just as no one is saying that the catholic church equals child abuse, but we need to hold people at the top responsible for the messages, for the actions, the things that are being done in the name of that religion. >> i think you're right. and i think part of that conversation is also domestically celebrating moderate islam, reminding american people that the two are not equated. there has been a massive rise in anti-islam sentiment in the united states that is very disturbing. thing the fact that we can say there's moderate islam and peaceful islam is something we have to work on. >> you're totally right. they have to police themselves, islam.
at all. marriage is a living arrangement. marriage is a legal agreement. marriage can be a religion-based definition of a relationship. please note that i did not say a religion-based definition between two people. because religion has always allowed, and still allows, for marriages between one man and more than one woman at the same time. in fact, throughout most of human history, the most traditional, which is to say the most popular form of marriage has been between one man and many women at the same time. and throughout human history, the other most traditional component of marriage is that it was arranged. not by the two people who marry, but by the parents of the two people who marry. this thing that mitt romney and paul ryan call traditional marriage, the marriage that is a union between only one man and only one woman and not arranged by their parents, is a tradition that is not as old as the federal government. the bible doesn't just sanction polygamy, it advises men how to do it right. the bible also notes that king solomon had, quote, 700 wives of royal birth. and 300 con
our country. we not only respect the freedom of religion, we have laws that protect individuals from being harmed because of how they look or what they believe. we understand why people take offense to this video because millions of our citizens are among them. i know there are some who ask why don't we just ban such a video. and the answer is enshrined in our laws. our constitution protects the right to practice free speech. here in the united states, countless publications provoke offen offense. like me, the majority of americans are christian and yet we do not ban blast felon blast any. as commander in chief of our military, i accept people will call me awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. [ applause ] americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of people to express their true, everyone views that we profoundly disagree with. we do not disso because we support hateful speech. but because our founders understood that without such protections, the capacity of each individual to express their own views and practice their own
at a fundraiser talking about people clinging to funs and religion that people shorthand thinks in debates and in private. there is no response that will not contradict the text of the actual words he used. that is right. there is no ability to actually get out of that box and i think his best attempt is what he put up in his add. he says i square. he cares for the middle class i do too. >> let's listen to what peggy noonan had to say about romney's possibilities. >> i think he has a chance to no not likability and all that dumb stuff. he happens to be on stage with a guy who has been the president. with the president's lead with likability, you can't dismiss librariability. where would president obama be in the polls today? >> stewart, first of all, i talked not long ago to stewart st stephens. they want to make this an extended conversation. there are four debates. they may be hoping there are undecided voters now. so they care a whole lot about these debates. i think what they have to do is not worry so much about the likability factor. what she means by height and hest i don't know. th
are people who often base themselves on the wrong-headed view of religion, extreme, narrow-minded and so on. and you see it play out in libya with the tragic death of your ambassador there, it play out in egypt, yemen, syria, iraq. afghanistan, pakistan. this is a battle going on in which i think what we have to do is be there on the side of the modern minded sensible people. it's going to be a very tough struggle in the meantime. >> how much about the way we look at these countries is colored by the last decade of experience in afghanistan and iraq. here in america and great britain, their civilians have been killed in these wars, we don't have the stomach to put our men and women in harm's way. do you think that colors the way president obama views these decisio decisions? >> well, it's always better to have a coalition together. but i think what's happening which is different now in the past couple of years from the previous ten is that we interveinte interve intervened, and so on. this time, it is -- these uprisings are coming from the street. these oppressive regimes are being cast off
, his taxes, religion, and in this case, george w. bush and the predecessor in the white house. if, in fact, romney talked and had talked more about bush, even being critical of president bush, then i think he would have plotted with much of his base. if you talk to conservative republicans, they say they are not happy with george bush and romney would have resonated with him had he talked to them. >> it's no wonder he can't answer that because his policies are just like pubush. 176 his 24 foreign advisers served under bush, top two economic advisers served under bush and rnc official saying that the romney policies are the bush plans updated. how do you answer that? >> it is. a former bush speechwriter told me that in fact the romney administration would be the third term of a bush presidency. and you look at it not simply on the fiscal policies and certainly what he's talked about publicly in terms of cutting taxes, deregulation, and so forth, sounds an awful lot a like that contributed to the economic woes but if you look at the foreign policy folks, there is a very strong neo-c
is not always pro-science. >> in a lot of ways, science like religion, has been co-oped by politics and is used to strans an agenda by both sides. how can we retain a faith in science when even science journalists can't be trusted anymore it seems? >> well, i think that sometimes -- you are right that sometimes science journalists can fall prey to hype and fall prey to political biases. the best way to avoid that is to have people more engaged in actual reading of like scientific journals or read more addition read the news arm of, for instance "nature." if people read more scientific journals and get the general gist of what a scientific article says, you can go right to the source and learn right from the source and read a wide variety of viewpoints in science. that's what we do at real clear science. we have as many viewpoints as possible. >> alex, i wouldn't make the claim that everyone on the left is pro-science and everyone on the right is anti-science. certainly you have written about this. people on the left have pushed the idea of a link between vaccines and autism, and i think that's
's an outspoken obama supporter. in statement she pointed out it shouldn't matter what religion someone is anyway. >>> ann romney joked, yes, her husband does shop at costco on jay leno. >> would you say he is frugal or cheap? >> cheap. y >> you want to know when we leave the house? he turns off the hot water heater. you know what he forgets when we come home, he pretends to forget and says cold showers, they're not so bad. >>> ross perot is writing a book called "my book." >>> and class size. >> did romney say class size doesn't matter. >> it didn't seem to me that class size is the key. >>> with president obama winding his lead in ohio and early voting begins there next week, today president obama and mitt romney are crisscrossing that state, making five campaign appearances between them. this is day three of romney's bus tour. here he was just a short time ago in suburban columbus. >> i care about the people of america, and the difference between me and president obama is i know what to do and i will do what it takes to get this economy going. >> i'm joining now by chris kafinas and john brayb
. and basically, he makes the case that mormanism is, in fact, the quintessential american religion. mormanism is all about america being the promised land. and jon finds it a little curious that governor romney doesn't talk about that more because in a sense, mormanism is about american exceptionalism. and the fact that governor romney doesn't incorporate that in his whole argument is a curious thing. and the other thing that he says about mormanism is that it's a religion of trial and tribulation and escaping prejudice and being under the gun. and, in fact, that also is animating mitt's campaign because he's kind of trying to sail steady in the face of all of this turbulence. >> it's a perfect -- it's not actually curious at all. there's a very clear reason why he doesn't talk about it. and it reflects the innate caution of their campaign. they've been worried all along about base voters, evangelical voters and not turning out for him. they've been concerned about that from day one. you could criticize that caution. i would criticize that caution, but that's the reason why he doesn't talk ab
the president's religion, this gets scary. a majority of all voters don't take him at his word. just 49%. this is all voters, say he's a christian, which is what he says he is. and 30% of republicans and 34% of conservative republicans say obama is a muslim. simple as that. here is the point. these bad numbers, saying twice wrong, these 34%, twice what they were four years ago. when he came in people took him at face value. i'm american born, obviously. i got a whole history, it was announced when i was born in honolulu, in all the papers there, and i am what i am, a christian. i go to this church that caused him a lot of trouble. do we remember that? he went to a church, jeremiah wright's church that got him in all the trouble. why did we change from that to this -- they're all becoming donald trumps, mini trumps. >> my ex lplanation for it is fear. it's not based on a study of genealogical history. it's fear. and among a certain part of this population, this country, which you showed there on the charts, they think that president obama is on a mission to rob the american people of the
see the three great religions that sprang forth from our region, judaism, christiani christianity, islam, coexist in peace and mutual respect. yet the medieval forces of radical islam, whom you just saw storming the american embassies throughout the middle east, they oppose this. they seek supremacy over all muslims. they are bent on world conquests they want to destroy israel, europe, america. they want to extinguish freedom. they want to end the modern world. now, militant islam has many branches from the rulers of iran with their revolutionary guards to al qaeda terrorists to the radical cells lurking in every part of the globe. but despite their differences, they're all rooted in the same bitter soil of intolerance. that intolerance is directed first to their fellow muslims and then to christians, jews, buddhists, hindus, secular people. anyone who doesn't commit to their unforgiving creed. they want to drag humanity back to an age of unquestioning dog na, unrelenting conflict. i'm sure of one thing. ultimately they will fail. ultimately, light will penetrate the darkness. we'
people who are hawkish. he's not a member of the religion right. he doesn't run around liberty university or hang around with jerry falwell but he wants their support. he's not really a ryan republican identify log conviction politician but he put him on the ticket. isn't that the fundamental problem with the guy? he wants to date these people through the election. he wants their support, but he doesn't want to be one of them. he doesn't want to marry them. is that true? >> yes. look, chris, i think he's a person who is fundamentally ill suited to being the republican nominee given what the republican party currently is. and you could say that on a bunch of different levels. it's an evangelical party and he's a mormon. it's a southern and western -- southern around western party, he's northeasterner. it's a populist party. he's more or less an establishment tearian. he wanted to say barack obama has failed as an economic steward and i'm a business guy and so i know how to create jobs. and as soon as that fell away, as soon as people started to think that the economy was doing better, as s
, and the soviet union tried to crush all of the culture, the language, the religion, singing, dancing, anything that was lit wanian, but they couldn't crush basketball. during the darkest times during that 50-year occupation, lit wanians looked up to the athletes. they didn't have lithuania on their chest. they looked to them for inspirgs and it was a source of pride. many sent to siberia set up basketball kouts there. it let them do something they felt was lit wanian and gave them a will to live out there. >> this is a real deep story and meant a lot to you obviously. is it that is right you're part lit wanian or ultimate underdog story or something else in this for you? >> i remember -- >> it's his favorite thing. >> i can remember all the family holiday. my fathers and uncles played basketball in the town park. in the early '90s they wore the lithuan lithuanii lithuaniian tie-dye t-shirts. this summer i'm watching the olympics and the u.s. dream team bowl over everybody. i have the tv on a saturday morning and watching the u.s. play l play lithuania. it's still close. i'm cheering for these
whether they were wealthy or poor, moe matter who they were, what their age, their race, their religion and they would be able to get safe abortions and where the women were treated with respect and humanity. and this is what the providers in mexico that they were working with, they were considered very humane abortions. they always had this reputation as being a very dangerous and bad place but actually the program that they set up was the opposite. so much of what we're seeing is very similar. but we don't have the good underground yet. >> do you see people who are concerned about the erosion of abortion rights and the way that access has been winnowed away? it doesn't even feel like win w winnowed away. sooms like it's bei seems like it's become hacked up. do you see people trying to pool resources in terms of where it right still is accessible in a legal and safe way and those becoming sort of hubs for the country and other women trying to women try to get to those places? >> there are abortion funds where people raise money to provide for low-income women who live in states where
about his religion. that with a difficult with a conservative political base that was suspicious of mormonism. one of the main things of his record as governor was health care in massachusetts. >> he's talking about it now, he should have talked about it earlier. it's a big achievement. >> it was a risky strategy. >> let's put this in the context of the debates, chuck. were you surprised that christie has decided, do you think the romney campaign is pleased with him saying hey, first debate hits it out of the park thursday morning things are going to be totally different. >> thank you, chris christie for at least actually making the gaffe, the honest gaffe. the fact of the matter is that has to be what happens after the first debate. the narrative has to change. the polls have to move. romney has to clobber the president in the first debate. are they happy with it? i kind of think they needed the pep talk. i think the base needs a pep talk. they need to have confidence in their commercial. i think the idea that both sides playing this ridiculous expectations game. another thing,
was to talk about his religion. that was very difficult during the course of the campaign with the conservative evangelical base suspicious of mormonism. the other thing is talk about his record of governor. one of his main things was health care reform in massachusetts. that also was very hard for him to do. >> he's talking about it now. he should have talked about it earlier. it's a big achievement to cover 98% of the people. >> let's put this in the context of the debates, chuck. are you surprised that christie decided and the romney campaign is saying, first debate, hits it out of the park, thursday morning things will be different? >> thank you, chris christie, for at least making the quote, the gaffe, the honest gaffe. the fact of the matter is, that has to be what happens after this first debate. the narrative has to change. the polls have to move. romney has to clobber the president in the first debate. >> if they don't move, it's over. >> in other words, are they happy with it? i kind of thing they needed the pep talk, ok? i think the base needs a pep talk. they n
religion, more religious diversity on the court. there's all kinds of issues. >> pthere are six catholics and zero jews. >> four people at the top of the presidential, vice president presidential, one prod substantiate. mormon and catholic. >> really, genuinely, open to talent of all sorts. one thing, it again matters who the vacancy is. if it's ginsburg, there's probably more pressure to have a woman replace that than if brier steps down. >> if romney wins, and there's an unexpected vacancy from a justice appointed bay democrat, this would be -- that would be the titanic fight of all time. if the fifth vote to uphold roe is the vote that for some reason retires or leaves the court, right? and mitt romney is the president of the united states, that's the biggest fight ever in our lifetime. tell us what that's going to look like after this break. viou. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. there's a pop. wahlalalalallala! pepper, but not pepper, i'm getting like, pep-pepper. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink, or a drink that's a food, zip zip zip zip zip
religion and research institute at pew about the white working class voters. they're roughly split between the president and romney in everywhere but the south where there's a huge gap. the one region where white working class voters are supporting the president over mitt romney is in the midwest, is in your region. what is -- what's the source of that? is that the auto rescue? is it the out of touch plutocratic heir of mitt romney? >> it's yes and yes. higher rates of unionization among white working class voters. it's the auto rescue but it's the part of the auto rescue especially for nonworking voters that are rarely talked about in national media. you have insight that most don't have on this, chris, i think, and it's the supply chain. tier 2 and 3 and tier 4 supply chain auto companies. the uaw members that work at the jeep plant in toledo that put together the wrangler, the liberty, and the uaw workers in youngstown that put together the cruise that wouldn't be there in all likelihood without the auto rescue, they're already vote are for obama, voting for me, voting for democrats bec
't conservative enough and didn't put religion into the political marketplace enough. but i don't think that's going to be the widespread expectation of the american people. i think the tea party is seen as a force that energized the republican party initially. but is now really become an anchor around the party. mitt romney has really has not been allowed to advance more mainstream positions because the right and the religious right are holding him back and i think you can find a number of senate seats that the republicans would have captured in 2010. and in 2012. >> we're going to look at one in indiana a little bit later. >> quickly, ed, if it's not the conservative christian coalition that becomes the backlash group, if you will. what might that group look like in terms of demographics at least? >> i think eleanor touched on it at the beginning. if the president is able to win 70% of the hispanic vote or get close to that, republicans and some of them have been talking about it this cycle realize they have to find a way to appeal to the hispanic voters in this country. because if they do
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